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Editor, Daily News My first reaction upon hearing all the hubbub about inappropriate sexual conduct was “What the heck?” I’ve been fending off bullies all my life; from escaping the clutches of the assistant manager in the stockroom at my first job to threatening one boss with a box cutter if he...
DEAR ABBY: I’m almost an adult now, starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own. But I have a disturbing childhood memory I have never been able to erase. When I was 6 or 7 and staying at my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother would go outside to check the mail or...
Book reviewed by George Bennett (Village School fourth-to-sixth-grade teacher)
‘The War I Finally Won’ By Kimberley Brubaker Bradley ——— Picking up a sequel can be a little unsettling, because there’s always the chance that it won’t live up to the first book, but fans of the outstanding “The War That Saved My Life” need have no worries. “In The War I Finally Won,”...
Having been a tourist several times in Puerto Rico, and in particular the island of Vieques off its eastern coast, and having Puerto Rican friends, I became very concerned when I heard the news of the terrible destruction there when Hurricane Maria blew through last September. Things are still...
The sudden prominence of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment ought to be a gift to Democrats. With women making up a sizable majority of the Democratic base, with a Republican president who’s been accused by at least a dozen women of sexual misconduct and caught on tape admitting it, and...
Editor, Daily News Yes, I’m talking about Trump again. I try not to refer to him as President because he hardly lives up to that title. Being President of the United States is an honorable position for a person who represents the ideals and values of the people, all people, regardless of race,...
“Net neutrality” is one of the phrases that makes the eyes glaze over. But for anyone who uses the internet for anything, from watching cat videos to deep-state surveillance, net neutrality could not be more important. And next month, it could be going away. The Federal Communications Commission...
DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, I asked a close female friend to help me prepare a gift for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary. I wanted to create a photo album of sexy nude photos of myself. Her excellent camerawork provided me with a wonderful collection, and my husband loved it. I...
Editor, Daily News This Thanksgiving season, I’d like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking. Many smokers say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit. Smoking is the number one...
Editor, Daily News To the cat owners of Athol: PLEASE realize you are doing great harm to your cat by allowing your cat outside. This is especially true if you live along 2A. In the late of afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 25, I had just turned onto 2A heading east from Market Basket. As I...

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